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Brandish Christmas List #12 Atom Retro Stripey College Scarf

Just in time for Christmas, our favourite vintage store Atom Retro has just taken delivery of a whole load of stripey college scarves. They are available in ten different colours, cost £34.99,  and we are especially fond of this one (above), the green one and the red one (below). Stripey scarves really took off in the 1950s and have remained …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #12 Atom Retro Stripey College Scarf
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Christmas shopping for men; your complete guide – gadgets, jumpers, scarves, randoms…

Over the last few weeks we have been ultra busy putting together a series of guides which may prove very useful if you are buying presents. Here then is the full list Gadgets Top weirdest gadgets and gifts Best gadgets for under £200 The ultimate tech Xmas present Retro gadgets that are actually very cool Best Android phones Best PC …

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AshleyChristmas shopping for men; your complete guide – gadgets, jumpers, scarves, randoms…
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Manuka redesigns the belt – now with added magnets

Here’s a classic Brandish story. It combines style, technology and our favourite website Kickstarter, which pretty much sums up what we are all about. Anyhow, belts, as you know, are fairly boring affairs. Not in terms of style but in the way they work with buckles and holes. This design revolutionises the boring common belt, making it smoother and simpler. …

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AshleyManuka redesigns the belt – now with added magnets

Today’s hot stories – the week’s best Premiership pics, weird gadgets and the ultimate Xmas present for geeks

Here are today’s hottest stories from Brandish and our partner sites It is Atari and Pong’s 40th birthday Buy Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris’s home (complete with football pitch and pub) The best value smartphone so far – the Google Nexus 4 gets reviewed The week’s best Premiership pics The sexy managers Christmas calendar preview The 20 weirdest gadgets and gifts …

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AshleyToday’s hot stories – the week’s best Premiership pics, weird gadgets and the ultimate Xmas present for geeks
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Today’s hot stories – Secret Stones songs, Joey Barton’s French accent, 21 hot gadgets for under £200

Here are today’s hottest stories from Brandish and our partner sites The Rolling Stones Secret Songs Joey Barton’s amazing French accent 21 of the best gadgets for under £200 Mick Jagger’s ten worst crimes against fashion Football boots – the original Nike Tiempo Top 10 Subbuteo accessories The ten weirdest Jimi Hendrix covers Why Chelsea fans will never accept Rafa …

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AshleyToday’s hot stories – Secret Stones songs, Joey Barton’s French accent, 21 hot gadgets for under £200
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21 of the best gadgets for under £200

We talked to the gadget experts at TechDigest and Shiny Shiny as well as a few of our techy chums on Facebook and Twitter and have puled together what we think is the ultimate list of gadgets for under £200. All are on sale in the UK at the moment. There’s no phones included, but we have plenty of tablets, …

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Ashley21 of the best gadgets for under £200
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Brandish Christmas List #8 Polka Dot Hankyz

So you want to add a splash of colour to your suit pocket but can’t be bothered spending time folding up and constantly readjusting handkerchiefs. Well a new Brit innovation has come to your rescue. Hankyz sounds perfect for us – the would be dandy who can’t bring themselves to make too much effort. Basically you get your handkerchief and …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #8 Polka Dot Hankyz
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How to wear a scarf – and ten you’d look great in

In Winter, at least, the obvious purpose of a scarf is to keep your neck warm, but sartorially speaking a scarf has a multitude of uses from adding a splash of colour to an otherwise slightly dull suit through to adding a degree of formality to casual clothes. Personally I am a die-hard stripey or houndstooth scar wearer. They can …

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AshleyHow to wear a scarf – and ten you’d look great in
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Brandish Christmas List #6 Ede & Ravenscroft stripey scarf and Reefer Jacket

When it comes to suiting and booting English gentlemen Ede & Ravenscroft tailoring are no johnny come latelys. The company has been in business since 1689, which as all the history buffs among you know that was so long ago William Of Orange was on the throne. These days the store has a great mix of traditional garments aimed at …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #6 Ede & Ravenscroft stripey scarf and Reefer Jacket
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Brandish Christmas List #2 Savile Rogue Cashmere Football Scarves

I have always found it surprising that football clubs haven’t cottoned on to the fact that not all of their fans want to be seen wearing cheap and rather nasty clothes and accessories. There’s clearly a whole group of fans who want to show their colours but wouldn’t be seen dead sporting the usual branded clobber that their team churns …

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AshleyBrandish Christmas List #2 Savile Rogue Cashmere Football Scarves
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Levi’s go green with WasteLess S/S13 jeans collection

Green is the new black over at Levi’s, who’ve just revealed the WasteLess jeans range for Spring/Summer 2013. Revealed at a slick launch bash at London’s Farmiloe Building in Farringdon, Brandish went down for a sneak peak at the new eco-freindly denims. Each pair of Levi’s WasteLess jeans is made from a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content, roughly 12 to …

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Gerald LynchLevi’s go green with WasteLess S/S13 jeans collection
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The Parka revival – and why I won’t be buying one

I was never really a proper mod, but have worn mod gear for most of my life. Even more so as I have got older. Maybe the assertion that mod clobber is something that is perfect for the elder gentlemen has a grain of truth in it. Personally I have never really got on with so called ‘mod parkas.’ Actually …

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AshleyThe Parka revival – and why I won’t be buying one
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Moore backs Skyfall’s Craig, not Connery, as the best James Bond ever

Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, Craig; six James Bonds, but which is best? At least three of them are too old to fist-fight for the title, so who do we turn to for a definitive answer? Why, Bond himself, that’s who! Roger Moore, the third James Bond, has once again given Daniel Craig his blessing, calling the Skyfall star the …

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Gerald LynchMoore backs Skyfall’s Craig, not Connery, as the best James Bond ever
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Storm Watches reveal AW2012 Black, Remex and Dualtec styles

We love our British brands here at Brandish, and there’s no wristwatch house here in Blighty we love more than Storm. Revealing their 2012 range, we wen’t down to see their AW2012 collection at a preview event in London today. Combining retro mechanical aesthetics alongside items with a more futuristic feel, there’s something for everyone this year. We’ve picked out …

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Gerald LynchStorm Watches reveal AW2012 Black, Remex and Dualtec styles

Nine Two Five reveal “Debut” designer cufflinks range

Nine Two Five have revealed their Debut cufflink collection, pulling together a range of nine pairs based on the famous 925 hallmark. Starting at £160 and going up to £200 for the most expensive cufflinks in the range, the sterling silver sets strive to “produce classic designs with a modern twist, manufactured with true craftsmanship.” In the same way you …

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Gerald LynchNine Two Five reveal “Debut” designer cufflinks range
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Flaunt your impeccable music taste on the bus with classic album TravelTunes Oyster Card wallets – Manics, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and more!

We’ve already lost the ability to promote our reading habits on the bust thanks to coverless-Kindles (maybe for the best if you’re a Fifty Shades fan…), and there’s nothing more obnoxious than blasting out your favourite tunes through a smartphone loudspeaker. The true gent flaunts his impeccable taste in more subtle ways. When it comes to music, how about these …

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Gerald LynchFlaunt your impeccable music taste on the bus with classic album TravelTunes Oyster Card wallets – Manics, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and more!
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Sci-fi chic hits the Kindle with “War of the Worlds” cover

Amazon’s Kindle eReader; a great device but, when compared to the luscious artwork that goes into the front cover of ye olde paperback tome, it’s a bit fugly. Enter Red5′s Run for Cover eReader case range. Seriously stylish re-imaginings of classic novel covers, you can wrap your Kindle up in a protective folio for keyboard-packing Amazon devices. There are six different designs …

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Gerald LynchSci-fi chic hits the Kindle with “War of the Worlds” cover